The Resource Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away, Caroline Moorehead

Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away, Caroline Moorehead

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Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away
Title
Lost and found
Title remainder
the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Moorehead
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume is the biography of a pioneer of field archeology, Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), retelling how Schliemann rose from grocer's apprentice in Germany to wealthy indigo merchant in St. Petersburg to his final re-creation as an archaeologist. Although Schliemann outraged scholars with his boastfulness, penchant for willful ambiguousness in his writings, and brutal methods of excavation, he amazed the world by discovering one of the most important and glorious sites in the history of mankind. The author emphasizes Schliemann's story to track the fate of Priam's Treasure. This cache of gold and other artifacts was discovered and stolen by Schliemann, later hidden by the Nazis, and then stolen and hidden by the Russians
  • "One of the enduring stories of the last century is the astounding 1873 discovery by the first modern archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann, of the lost gold of Priam, king of ancient Troy. With the biographical skill that drew such praise for her book Bertrand Russell, Caroline Moorehead explores Schliemann's extraordinary life and how he contrived to smuggle the nine thousand gold chains, elaborate silver pictures, gold coins, and other amazing artifacts from his dig in Asia Minor to his government in Berlin." "Schliemann's treasures of Troy, lost when pillaged by the Nazis during World War II, received front-page coverage in 1993 when they were revealed to be residing in Moscow, having been looted in 1945 by the Russians. Here is the account, thrilling to historians, Russia-watchers, and anyone intrigued by an investigation, of how Moorehead found her way past bureaucratic defenses to learn the whereabouts of and the truth about this legendary collection."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Moorehead, Caroline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF221.T8
LC item number
M58 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Schliemann, Heinrich
  • Schliemann, Heinrich
  • World War
  • Troy (Extinct city)
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Europe
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Archaeological thefts
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeological thefts
Label
Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away, Caroline Moorehead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lost treasures of Troy. London : Weidenfeld & Nicholoson, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [294]-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The making of an archaeologist. Pandora and her box -- A Mecklenburg childhood -- A man of substance -- Clever, crafty and competent -- A great need to know -- [pt. 2:] The search for Troy. The speechless past -- A good and loving heart -- Belonging to the dark night -- Singing of the city -- An hour of great need -- Nothing but the glory -- A fairly heedless world -- A civilization at play -- Pallas Athene intervenes -- [pt. 3:] Berlin and after. Dead and wounded art -- In temporary keeping
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780670856794
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96003450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192796
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192796
Label
Lost and found : the 9,000 treasures of Troy : Heinrich Schliemann and the gold that got away, Caroline Moorehead
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lost treasures of Troy. London : Weidenfeld & Nicholoson, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [294]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The making of an archaeologist. Pandora and her box -- A Mecklenburg childhood -- A man of substance -- Clever, crafty and competent -- A great need to know -- [pt. 2:] The search for Troy. The speechless past -- A good and loving heart -- Belonging to the dark night -- Singing of the city -- An hour of great need -- Nothing but the glory -- A fairly heedless world -- A civilization at play -- Pallas Athene intervenes -- [pt. 3:] Berlin and after. Dead and wounded art -- In temporary keeping
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780670856794
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96003450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192796
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192796

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